Thursday, 19 March 2015

15 Experiences To Expect The First Time You Move Out

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I've never been much of a 'home' person; my mum has always encouraged me to be independent and self-sufficient, so when it came to moving out with James it literally couldn't come soon enough. We all get to that age where we crave independence from our parents and can't wait to have a place of our own, but flying the nest for the first time comes with both amazing times and completely unglamorous times. I'm sure every newly moved out, broke, young adult can relate.

1. You think on the first night you'll be excited and full of energy, but it actually sucks.

It's the first step in the amazing part of your life, but that first night is weird and lonely as hell. It gets better after that though, I promise.

2. Vowing to never let the kitchen get into a messy state again but it happening again four days later.

3. Spending the whole of your day off in your pjs without any judgement.

It's bloody amazing.

4. Likewise, only eating sweets for a whole day without any judgement.

5. Absolutely loving the freedom to do whatever you want, go where ever you want, when you want. 

But then by the time you've done all your housework 50% of the time you really can't be bothered to do anything at all.

6. Constantly missing your parents' roast dinners.

7. Having to choose between having the heating on and going winter sales shopping.

8. Not knowing where the heck your local corner shop and having to go on a mini expedition to find it.

9. Empty House Depression. 

This is when in the first year of living in a new place you have barely any furniture and quite frankly, it's looks like shit and you can't escape the shit.

10. Making a mental note to save up for something nice for the flat, and it all going out the window on Friday night.

11. It's actually nice to see your parents. Even if you have a particularly annoying encounter, it's okay, because you won't see them again for three weeks.

12. You always thought it was a nice idea to have a house party, but you soon realize hosting one sounds like your idea of hell. 

13. You eventually come to terms with the fact that your house won't look like something from Pinterest for a long, long time.

14. You'll forever be searching for a take-away that is as good as your favourite one from your hometown.

15. When you're unpacking your clothes you'll swear you'll never say, "I have nothing to wear" again. The clothes never seem to end!

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  1. HAHA this is toadily too true! The worst thing is how quickly dirty shit mounds up mostly plates, I think at times we have everything we own dirty waiting to be cleaned...and then the worst part is the more you buy furniture the more there IS NO ROOM and it's like a hobbit hole! I definitely miss roast dinners a lot, but I love being able to be a slob in pjs, eat crap and do things considered naughty- I think I would hate to go home now! xxxx

  2. I live in a uni house, so although I'm not living completely alone I do agree with a lot of these. Especially 6 & 7!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  3. Great post! I'm looking forward to being able to move out with my boyfriend (whenever that might be) and although some of these things don't sound great, I can't wait to embrace the change! xx

  4. I don't think I'll be living alone for a few years yet but I still really enjoyed reading this post!

    Kathryn | Nimble Note

  5. The first time I realised I might have a clothes shopping addiction was when I packed to move out. HOW IS THERE SO MUCH STUFF?! Xx Sophie/

  6. I moved out a year ago and can agree with all of these! Wishing my flat looked like something out of Pinterest all the time, yet not having the money or time to make it happen!
    Agree with the parent one too. I love seeing my parents now and them not nagging me about having a shower and putting clothes on!

    Great post! I'm in the process of doing a 'renting' post but it's proving to be a long one!


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